Gurudas has lectured, led workshops, and been featured on television, radio shows, films, and DVD interviews all over the world. Gurudas has also authored three books: By His Example: The Wit and Wisdom of A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada; Love, Medicine, and Music; and Endless Beginnings. A pastoral counselor and certified hypnotherapist, Gurudas is also active in humanitarian causes such as “Jazz for the Homeless,” “Food for Life,” Eco Villages, and the ISKCON Prison Ministry.
Seminars and Workshops: COURSE OUTLINE
1) WE ARE THE SHAMAN
This course is designed to unblock the potential within, in order to heal ourselves.
DEFINITIONS OF SHAMANISM: Worldwide coronations with various Shaman around the world. How a Shaman is picked.
THE INNER JOURNEY: Healing from within
MIND-BODY- SOUL DYNAMICS: Integration of mind, body, and soul and the practical applications. Who Am I?
TRANSPARENT VIA MEDIUM: How to talk to ourselves
MYTHIC APPLICATION: Joseph Campbell’s Mythic Image/Vision Quest Outline
WORLD SHAMANISM: Alternative Realms/Doors of Perception
HEALING PRACTITIONERS AND METHODOLOGY: Curnaderos/Sadhus/Rabbim/Dervish/Medicine People/Bodhisattvas
POWER SPOTS/SACRED PLACES: Slide show/Field Trips
RITUAL: Various practices explored like Chanting/African and Other Dance Trance Experiences/Renewal/Cleansing/Artic/Sukkot/Zen sitting
ARCHTYPES: Collective Unconscious/Medicine Cards/Allies
SURVIVAL SKILLS: The Alchemical Art of Living/Getting There Is Half the Fun/Simple Living-High Thinking/Honoring Mother Earth
MEDICINAL HERBS: Field Trips and Wild Crafting
CITY SURVIVAL: The Extended Family/The Healing Community/Resources
UNLOCKING CREATIVITY: Fun Painting/Simple Music/Storytelling/Writing
UNCONSCIOUS-SUBCONSCIOUS: Alternative forms of consciousness explored. An overview and experience
AFFECTIONATE DETACHMNENT: Compassion without entanglement/healing
REINCARNATION OR TRANSMIGRATION OF SOUL: Theories
KARMA: An Overview/Presentation From Students/Putting It All Together/Feast/Follow Up And Networking
This is a hands on course, gathering from the unique experiences of everyone who attends the class, thus enhancing the wisdom.
2) INTRODUCTION TO BHAKTI YOGA
Nectar of Devotion, the essence of Bhakti yoga (At Yoga retreats) with kirtan.
3) HYPNOSIS DEMYSTIFIED: AN OVERVIEW AND EXPERIENCE WORKSHOP
Techniques of Hypnotherapy and relaxation methods with induction experience.
INTRODUCTION: HISTORY OF HYPNOSIS AND OVERVIEW, INCLUDING SHAMANISM
IMAGINATION/MYTH/AND YOUR SUBCONSCIOUS
AFFIRMATION AND SUGGESTION TECHNIQUES
DREAM TIME AND THE SUBCONSCIOUS
MEDITATION TECHNIQUES AND TRANCE STATES
AFFIRMATIONS: language/write your own affirmations
ARCHETYPES AND THE COLLECTIVE UNCONSCIOUS
USES AND APPLICATIONS OF HYPNOSIS
INDUCTION TECHNIQUES: methods/language
MAKE YOUR OWN TAPE
POST HYPNOTIC SUGGESTION
PRACTICE INDUCTION SESSIONS WITH PARTNERS
HOW TO CONDUCT A HYPNOTHERAPY SESSION WITH A CLIENT
Classes can be held in a one-day intensive, a weekend retreat, or in 3 or 4 sessions.
$45.00 per class/All Day Intensive – $100 (half-day seminar – $60)
Roger is a certified hypnotherapist and counselor and has facilitated numerous seminars, classes, retreats, and events. In the course of his work, he has visited over 40 countries and has 35 years of experience in the practice and teaching of the healing arts.
4) “ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE” or “TRIBUTE TO GEORGE HARRISON”
This event includes remembrances of hanging with George Harrison and John Lennon at home and in the studio. Gurudas gives a lively personal account of the recording sessions that led to the hit singles “The Hare Krishna Mantra” and “Govinda.” This event is designed for clubs and concert halls, with music and slides.
5) “LOVE, MEDICINE, and MUSIC: THE FLIPSIDE OF THE SIXTIES”
Based on his best-selling book, this audio-visual, music-enhanced presentation features remembrances of his guru, times spent with the Beatles, and first-hand accounts of landmark events throughout the turbulent 60s. Gurudas offers a guided meditation enabling the audience to experience a collective trance state. Presentations are tailored to the venue, whether yoga studio, spiritual center, college, club, or concert hall.
6) “PRABHUPADA IS WITH US”
Remembrances of early days of the ISKCON movement with Prabhupada, with Visual presentation (@ I.S.K.C.O.N. venues)